By Zoe West
The internationally-renowned author of the much-lovedChocolatseries and popular standalone novels Five Quarters Of The OrangeandBlackberry Wine, will join our Books Editor, Zoe West, to talk about her books, including her new folk-inspired novella, Orfeia
On Wednesday 16th September at 7.30pm, we are very excited to welcome Joanne Harris to our LIVE book club event, ‘In Conversation With…’ Known for her magical, atmospheric style, we will be chatting to Joanne about her books, what inspires her and her writing secrets.
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Meet Joanne Harris
Award-winning author, Joanne Harris, was born in Barnsley to a French mother and an English father. In her time as a teacher she wrote three novels including Chocolat - which was made into an Oscar-nominated film with Johnny Depp, Juliette Binoche and Judi Dench. Harris has since re-visited the characters three more times, which her readers love, though they are very accepting of her writing different books.
Enter Orfeia - the third of her folk-inspired novellas. A re-telling of the Orpheus myth - an ancient Greek legendary hero known for possessing superhuman musical skills - we follow heartbroken mother, Fay, setting out to save her lost daughter through the realms of the real, dreams and the underworld. Loosely based on the Child Ballads - a collection of traditional folk songs, this masterful storyteller explores loss, acceptance, determination and love in this magical tale.
As well as chatting about Orfeia, Joanne and Zoe will be discussing:
• Joanne's magical writing style
• Her love of folklore
• Fun facts about the author - there are quite a few!
Get your own copy of Orfeia by Joanne M. Harris
And don’t forget to register for your FREE ticket to Woman&Home’s live event with Joanne Harris for more exclusive insights!
It’s safe to say, woman&home’s Books Editor, Zoe West has read a LOT of books.
As an avid young bookworm obsessed with the adventures of The Magic Faraway Tree and the misadventures of red-haired orphan, Anne Shirley, Zoe never lost her love of reading - and the fact she now gets to do it as her job is a constant source of wonderment for her.
When Zoe hasn’t got her head stuck in a book she is interviewing authors, hosting live events where she gets all the gossip, and seeking out exciting new writers she can’t wait to tell her readers about. You’ll often find her on twitter @zoeannewest looking for ideas and shouting to anyone who will listen about the books she loves.
In a previous life Zoe planned advertising campaigns for major record companies but these days you’re more likely to see her out and about on a book brunch with a flat white and pile of exciting new reads.
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